People’s view of facelift surgery is interesting. Once the signs of aging become a frustrating problem, many people spend years coming to their conclusion about whether or not they are ready for a facelift. Most try nonsurgical remedies first, which isn’t a bad idea. Injectables alone can accomplish quite a lot when it comes to rejuvenating the face. However, they aren’t a long-term solution, as you may be realizing if you’ve been using them for some time. Also, if you’ve been asking yourself whether it’s time for a facelift for a while now, you may be looking for more signs. We’re going to give you a few.
You May be Ready for a Facelift If
You don’t feel like your best self anymore.
There is a common perspective about facelift surgery and the people who have it (that needs to go away). Many people believe that a facelift is all about looking younger. Therefore, those who have facelift surgery might only be concerned with looking young. This is a shallow view of a beneficial procedure. What a facelift does by rejuvenating the face is bring back its natural character. It helps people look like themselves again and, by doing that, helps them feel like their best selves. Will a facelift make you look twenty-five? No. That’s not the purpose. But it can make you look about ten years younger.
Conservative Treatments Have Lost Their Appeal
We mentioned that it can be a good idea to use nonsurgical remedies to address the signs of aging. This doesn’t apply to everyone, nor to anyone forever. At some point, many people decide that the effects they are getting with conservative treatments like Botox and dermal fillers just aren’t as dramatic as they once were. Sometimes, the use of dermal fillers can make the face look puffy rather than rejuvenated. Another reason some people take the leap from nonsurgical treatments to a facelift is they grow tired of the tediousness of periodic touchups. It’s not as if a facelift will stop aging, but it can ease the need for repetitive trips to the medspa.
We love helping patients in the St. Peters, MO area look and feel their best. If you want more information about facelift surgery and what it can do for you, call 636.896.0600 and arrange a visit to our friendly practice.